Common Computer Mistakes To Avoid
Everybody makes mistakes, even when using the computer. Though it’s easy to find solutions online, many people still make mistakes that could affect their machine’s performance in the long run. We’ve put together a list of common computer mistakes for you to avoid!
Mistake Number One: Not taking regular backup
It’s vital that you take regular backups of your data, either by using cloud storage or onto an external hard drive. Data loss can be devastating – personal memories like family photos and home movies could be gone in the blink of an eye, never to be seen again. Don’t let this happen!
There are a number of backup options available, whether you’re looking for free or paid versions, automatic or manual. At Nexus, we offer a cloud backup service – our dedicated server takes a backup of your data automatically, every day. Your data is perfectly safe!
Mistake Number Two: Not running updates
Software companies regularly release updates with bug fixes, security updates and any other issues or improvements. To protect yourself from malicious threats and security vulnerabilities, it’s very important that you keep your machine updated.
Mistake Number Three: Using the same password/weak passwords
We’ve written countless blogs highlighting the importance of strong, memorable passwords. Using the same password for all of your accounts or choosing passwords that are easy to guess mean that you’re vulnerable to attack.
Vary your passwords, and make sure they’re strong! There are a number of password storage systems online, so take a look around and see what works for you.
Mistake Number Four: Not using antivirus
Viruses, and malware in general, can do some serious damage to your computer, not to mention your data and personal information. That’s why it’s important to install antivirus software, keep it up to date and run regular scans.
We recommend using AVG Virus and Malware Protection. It provides easy, effective protection against all manner of threats.
Mistake Number Five: Downloading default applications
A lot of free software downloaded from the internet comes with additional products and adware that you don’t want or need which can clutter up and slow down your machine.
If possible, use a custom install. You can opt out of additional services that you don’t want (usually by unticking a few boxes) and just download the software that you need.
Though these mistakes may seem obvious, you’d be surprised how many people make them! They’re easy to avoid, and following our tips will mean that your computer is secure and running totally up to date.